Anja Karisik (b. 1987) was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina and immigrated to Canada in 1996. She cultivated her creative spirit alongside her artist father, while her teachers at Branksome Hall encouraged her to pursue the fine arts. Anja graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours degree in Fine Art history and started her career in the art business with Odon Wagner Gallery. Her knowledge of the art market led her to pursue a diploma in fine art appraisals. For the past five years, Anja has been working for the Loch Gallery in Toronto. Since graduating from the U of T, Anja has steadily painted and exhibited her pastels and oils. She was the Visual Artist in Residence at Toronto’s Heliconian Club (2016-2017).